ISDA offers free pesticide disposal

Idaho agricultural producers, dealers, applicators and homeowners storing unusable pesticides can dispose of them for free this May.

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture will conduct its annual pesticide disposal collections in Nampa, Weiser, Lewiston and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Participation is free for the first 1,000 pounds of unusable pesticides per participant. Chemicals can be brought to a collection site from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. No fertilizer, micronutrients, paint, solvents or motor oil can be accepted.

Participants will also need to register the total number of pounds of pesticides they are disposing by calling their local ISDA field office or the Nampa field office at 208-442-2816.

Collection is set for:

* May 10, Pickles Butte Landfill, 15500 Missouri Ave., Nampa.

* May 11, Idaho Department of Transportation yard, 550 Indian Head Road, Weiser.

* May 12, Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burrel Road, Lewiston.

* May 13, Coeur d'Alene Transfer Station, 3650 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d'Alene.

Signup extended for losses

FSA is accepting late applications for 2008 and 2009 livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish losses through May 5.

Because of changes to program eligibility provisions, USDA has extended the application period for losses incurred through the Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program. Wolf depredation is an eligible loss for livestock killed on or after Jan. 1, 2008.

The program provides emergency relief for losses due to feed or water shortages, adverse weather and other conditions like wildfires or wolf depredation losses that are not mitigated by other disaster programs.

Information: www.fsa.usda.gov/id

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